Ideas

What's on our radar.

NASA astronaut Greg Chamitoff conducting extravehicular activity (EVA) on the International Space Station, 2011.
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Genes in space

Julian Rubinfien discusses the Genes in Space contest and his winning experiment that will be sent to the International Space Station.

Flamig Farms.

Working backwards

Alan Cooper outlines his process for working backwards: Taking the time to ask the hard questions before wading into new territory.

Newspaper oragami.

Becoming smarter about credible news

Cloudera CEO Tom Riley and Thomson Reuters VP of R&D Khalid Al-Kofahi discuss big data's role in chasing down leads, verifying sources, and determining what's newsworthy.

Robot graffiti.

Making good robots

Andra Keay outlines principles of good robot design and discusses the implications of implicit bias in our robots.

Pokemon Go.

Launching Pokémon GO

Phil Keslin, CTO of Niantic, explains how the engineering team prepared for—and just barely survived—the experience of launching Pokémon GO.

Waveform.

Designing for Alexa

5 questions for Phillip Hunter: Designing voice interactions, deconstructing human behavior, and use cases for voice.